As the sustainability movement continues to grow, focus in our industry has turned towards sustainable construction practices. The evolution of techniques, certifications, and products has greatly influenced the way contractors and clients view their builds. From sourcing sustainable materials to LEED certification, Oswald has been continuously expanding our sustainable practices. The construction industry can make…

It’s no secret that the construction industry has experienced a continued labor shortage for the past decade. One way Oswald is working to combat this shortage is by working with local universities to give on-site experience to students. By providing students with high-quality, real-world experience, we’re giving students the opportunity to gain the knowledge required…

At Oswald, construction safety is about more than meeting regulations and saving money, it’s about making sure everyone on the team makes it home safely to their families day-after-day. Safety is our number one priority, on and off the jobsite. Previously, Oswald has participated in National Safety Sand-Down Week. This is an important annual event…

Starting my co-op experience back in January, I didn’t know what to expect since I had never been on a job site before. I was very excited to learn about the building process and its entirety. My jobsite is a renovation and addition of the Hill-Rom Innovation Center in Batesville, Indiana. This site was specifically…

So far, 2020 has seen many new trends in the construction industry. From new technology to a greater emphasis on personal and environmental safety, these trends are here to stay. Check out some of the top trends we’ve noticed in our projects below! 1. Augmented Reality (AR) Augmented Reality has quickly become a staple in…

There are three basic contract delivery methods used by Owners in the construction of commercial buildings. Each contract type has its pros and cons and should be reviewed and evaluated before beginning the construction process. Design-Bid-Build This contract method is considered the traditional approach in commercial construction. In this method, the Architect is responsible for…

Being involved in our community is something that is very important to every employee at Oswald. We believe that building stronger communities goes beyond constructing spaces where people live and work. It’s about being a good neighbor to those living and working in our neighborhoods. Whether it’s donating to health organizations, supporting organizations through fitness…

Oswald Company, a Cincinnati-based commercial construction and development company, has announced its most recent hires, Eric Szucs and Dave Stelzer. Eric joins as Preconstruction Manager and Dave as a Project Manager.